Archive | January 2008

I can’t stop listening to this song

On a forum that I am on (Club Scrap, of course), a mother, who has a 21 year old daughter in active duty for the USA, posted this link to this song

The song is written by 3 soldiers, not an official recording, but I just cannot stop listening to it.

If I Die Before You Wake.

Listen to it, it is worth it, and take some time to think about all those serving YOUR country.


Ocam I sent to Florida

I am in a group that each person makes One Card a Month (OCAM) and you send to a different recipient each month. It really is good fun and you get ideas from other cardmakers etc. Technique can be found at Technique Junkies

This is a double pocket card I made with Club Scrap papers – Refresh (green) and Be Still (yellow) Stamp – Stampin Up to send to my recipient in Florida this month.


Sticker Holder/ Embellishment Holder

I posed a question on a site about how to store your stickers etc..

Anyway I adapted it to make my own sticker holder! Easy peasy… And the fibres do not get tangled up as they are on the rings. I think it is a nice piece for the scraproom and finally I might remember I have stickers etc that I can use. I have heaps of letters and never think to use them!

I had just bought 2 cheap toilet roll holders. The one I worked with was white. This project takes about 5 minutes at the most.

Get your toilet roll holder, some ring holders, plastic file pages, some alcohol inks and some fibres and have fun. Cost about $4 all up with the holder and fibres and using some of your inks and the rings..

Here is the result of mine



Found another website today (2nd February) showing how to make your own version of a very expensive sticker holder. This version is very cheap and it has step by step instructions. Called Spinning Storage Rack made with lamp shade pieces. Amazing what you can make when you put your mind to it. This is next on my project list!

Check out the website..


Just musing – About Music

Sitting here, outside,on an absolutely beautiful summers day, in Adelaide listening to a CD. Sunshine, glass of wine, laptop, Australia Day long weekend, thinking YAY, no work tomorrow!!

Listening to this particular CD made me think, the older we get the less we change our music tastes. Well it applies to me. Don’t get me wrong there are current songs/music I love too, but the CD I am listening to is one that my husband made for me, not long after we met. He put together a compilation of songs that he knew I loved. Here we are almost ten years later and I can listen to this CD over and over again. I still love all those songs, that I loved 1o years ago. What do you think? Do you find that too?

Couple of Easy Meals

Pork Rashers marinated – I did this once when scratching around the cupboard and freezer for something to eat and now it is a family favourite

Go to the supermarket, grab yourself some pork rashers (no, not spare ribs, just the cheap cut of pork rashers)

Cut them into bite size pieces, throw them in a bowl

Grab yourself some Fruit chutney or Tomato chutney ( Beerenberg is fantastic and SA owned). Tip the whole jar over the rashers and mix thoroughly

Mix, cover bowl with cling wrap and let marinade for a few hours or all day if you wish. Stir from time to time when you remember, throw on the BBQ or in the pan inside if you wish and cook until tender. The aroma is sensational!!

My husband and sister in law hate fatty meat, but absolutely love these marinated and this is a cheap meal that tastes fantastic!

Spuds – Everyone knows this one !

Wash your spuds, do not peel, throw them in a saucepan, boil until tender, then serve in a bowl for all to enjoy with lots of butter, if they so choose, have grated cheese, sour cream, whatever salad you choose for people to add to their potatoes.

Both of the above easy meals go together whether it be summer or winter, they are both delicious .

Another January Challenge BOM – My Name

Hi , here is my LO for the Book of Me – About Your Name. Found out I was named after Sharon Baird, Mickey Mouse Club. My middle name is Lynette and I gave the same middle name to my Daughter, which was my Mum’s christian name. Sharon, is my first name… Dad needed a bit more imagination..LOL.. Well at least he did not choose Annette from the MM Club.. Could you imagine, Annette Lynette … LOL.
Papers are CS, including some from Jan 08 kit, stickers – my “new” And the scallop edges, just imagine they are lots of Mickey Mouse ears!!

Some more scrapping and card making

Hi there

It’s hot here in lil old Adelaide at the moment, nothing like the 40C days but still hot!

I have been working on a challenge on a forum I belong to called Book of Me (BOM). I still have one page to finish for this month and I am hoping I might get it done tonight, but you never know!!

A couple of simple cards I have done lately are shown below and also my first page of the BOM about my personality.

The papers I have used for these pics are Club Scrap., stamps by Stampin Up and also embossing with my cuttlebug.

Just click on the pictures to see a larger size.

Feel free to comment or give me constructive feedback! I love it 🙂



Another Card